CORKAGE: On Violent Pump Overs & Raiding The Cellar At Laughing Stock Vineyards…

CORKAGE: On Violent Pump Overs & Raiding The Cellar At Laughing Stock Vineyards…

by Amorita Bastaja | At the start of the month I headed up to Naramata, just outside of Penticton, for a weekend visit to Laughing Stock winery. The owners, David and Cynthia Enns, greeted my husband Scott and I with

CORKAGE:  On Proximity To Petrus And The Case Of The Midnight German Grape Heist

CORKAGE: On Proximity To Petrus And The Case Of The Midnight German Grape Heist

by Amorita Bastaja | A bottle or two of note, something overheard and many words read… TASTED: In Aussie class last week I sampled some of my favourite wine: aged Semillon. In its infancy, Semillon (usually coming from the Hunter

CORKAGE: On Ideal Saturday Nights & The Crazy Idea Of Carrying Wine Across Borders

CORKAGE: On Ideal Saturday Nights & The Crazy Idea Of Carrying Wine Across Borders

by Amorita Bastaja | A bottle or two of note, something overheard and many words read… Tasted: The fall season means winemakers in town and portfolio tastings, which require an iron liver. A recent standout includes a Pineau des Charentes

GOODS: Legacy Liquor Store To Host $20 Evening Of Riesling Tasting & Food Pairing

GOODS: Legacy Liquor Store To Host $20 Evening Of Riesling Tasting & Food Pairing

The GOODS from Legacy Liquor Store Vancouver, BC | Legacy Liquor Store is hosting a truly Riesling-focused tasting and pairing event this Saturday, September 17th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Join Owner Nik Weis as he walks you through his different

CORKAGE: Top Table’s “Director’s Series” And The Thrill Of Returning To Wine School

CORKAGE: Top Table’s “Director’s Series” And The Thrill Of Returning To Wine School

by Amorita Bastaja | A bottle or two of note, something overheard and many words read… TASTED: Not available in stores but so fun to try recently was the ‘Director’s Series’ Viognier made at Laughing Stock. This wine was/is the

CORKAGE: Stomping On Shoots And Finding Quiet Among The Vines In The Napa Valley

CORKAGE: Stomping On Shoots And Finding Quiet Among The Vines In The Napa Valley

by Amorita Bastaja | “California Sprawl” is how Anthony Truchard, son of one of the largest grape growers in Napa, describes his family’s bush style Zinfandel vines, and I can’t think of a better name for either the mop top

CORKAGE: On God’s Mountain, Recovering 500 Year Old Vines And Study After Study

CORKAGE: On God’s Mountain, Recovering 500 Year Old Vines And Study After Study

by Amorita Bastaja | A bottle or two of note, something overheard and many words read… TASTED: My first tasting back from holidays has me in good company – Peter Gago the chief winemaker from Penfolds Winery is in town

CORKAGE: High Among The Tempranillo, Away From The Gossiping Ladies Of Lociego

CORKAGE: High Among The Tempranillo, Away From The Gossiping Ladies Of Lociego

(ed. note: Amorita and her husband Scott are currently in France celebrating their honeymoon. Our hearty congratulations on their marriage and best hopes for outstanding times abroad) by Amorita Bastaja | Day two in Spanish wine country has me up

CORKAGE: Out Of France On Into Spain, Loving Pinxo Bars And Drinking Tempranillo

CORKAGE: Out Of France On Into Spain, Loving Pinxo Bars And Drinking Tempranillo

(ed. note: Amorita and her husband Scott are currently in France celebrating their honeymoon. Our hearty congratulations on their marriage and best hopes for outstanding times abroad) by Amorita Bastaja | After Champagne (read), Scott and I move into Spain.

CORKAGE: Sipping On The Road In France, Chowing Pink Cookies And Touring Lallier…

CORKAGE: Sipping On The Road In France, Chowing Pink Cookies And Touring Lallier…

(ed. note: Amorita and her husband Scott are currently in France celebrating their honeymoon. Our hearty congratulations on their marriage and best hopes for outstanding times abroad) by Amorita Bastaja | With the morning to myself in Reims, I’m on

CORKAGE: Amorita Goes Sipping On The Road In France, Starting With Champagne

CORKAGE: Amorita Goes Sipping On The Road In France, Starting With Champagne

(ed. note: Amorita and her husband Scott are currently in France celebrating their honeymoon. Our hearty congratulations on their marriage and best hopes for outstanding times abroad) by Amorita Bastaja | Along the A1 from Paris to Champagne, windmills wave

CORKAGE: On Tasting Treana White And Talking With Vij’s Wine Guy Mike Bernardo

CORKAGE: On Tasting Treana White And Talking With Vij’s Wine Guy Mike Bernardo

by Amorita Bastaja | A bottle or two of note, something overheard and many words read… TASTED: At Provence Marinaside on Monday I attended an amazing vertical tasting of back vintage Treana White. Focused on even numbered vintages dating back

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